These long cool evenings have been great for getting some after work trips in. Last week took us up to the Cascade trail, starting at Dead Horse Gap, for a quick mountain bike ride. This was Lola’s (who is eight) first real mountain bike ride, and she had no problems. There was a little bit of walking, some fun river crossings but on the whole a great little ride. This is a great ride for the whole family or introduction for beginners, also a great walk and ski in winter. We turned around at the top of Bob’s Ridge, as the track then heads back down into Cascade Creek, a fun downhill but quite a hike back out for beginners.